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#1 MedEvil

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 01:57 PM

Since yesterday i'm searching for an editor with some appearantly too special features.

It needs to have:
- find in files
- needs to be 100% unicode capable in each and every function
- needs to be able to handle binary files (Hex)

Would also settle for a pure Hex Editor or a standalone search tool.

Editors that failed so far to deliver:
- Textpad - can't 'find in file' unicode strings in binary files
- Notepad++ - also can't 'find in file' unicode strings in binary files, despite the fact that one can even select it
- PSPad - can't handle binary files in 'find in file' at all, as it seems
- EditPlus - can't handle any binary files
- UltraEdit - finds unicode strings in binary files with 'find in files' :w00t: can't do the same in an opened file! :loleverybody: :w00t: :w00t:

Hope someone can help me.

#2 Nuno Brito

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 02:02 PM

You can try tiny hexer - my personal top favourite hex editor (which I suspect that might very well support unicode as you expect)

http://www.mirkes.de...are/tinyhex.php

Good luck! :loleverybody:

#3 MedEvil

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Posted 11 August 2007 - 04:39 PM

Nuno i guess you're not having many chances to hex edit. :w00t:
Tiny Hexer has no 'find in files'.

Just tested a bunch of supposedly unicode capable Hex Editor. (Wikipedia)
Most had no 'find in files' and those that had, couldn't find unicode strings in files. :loleverybody:
Some couldn't even in an opened file. :w00t:

Has anyone an idea where to find an comparison of search tools? :w00t:

#4 Nuno Brito

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:18 PM

No, guess not - sorry.. :loleverybody:

Wish I had more ideas to help on this one.http://www.boot-land.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/cheers.gif
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:33 PM

Did you try winhex? You can get it here

#6 MedEvil

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 07:54 PM

Did you try winhex?

WinHex is my choice of poison for hexediting! :w00t:
Unfortunately WH can only search in opened files or on a whole HDD. :loleverybody:

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 08:21 AM

It needs to have:
- find in files
- needs to be 100% unicode capable in each and every function
- needs to be able to handle binary files (Hex)

Try this one...
http://www.jedit.org/index.php
http://plugins.jedit.org/list.php

Good luck! :loleverybody:

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#8 pscEx

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 10:52 AM

By random (when google-ing for our latest boottime install issue) I found:

http://www.microsoft...us/Strings.mspx

Maybe it helps you

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 12:42 PM

Since yesterday i'm searching for an editor with some appearantly too special features.

It needs to have:
- find in files
- needs to be 100% unicode capable in each and every function
- needs to be able to handle binary files (Hex)

That is funny, I posted today the plugin of Agent Ransack for VistaPE before I noticed your post.
Agent Ransack is a file search tool which is from my observations capable of searching for UTF-16/double byte characters/wide strings in binary files.
I did not even know this before I saw your post and tried it out...

Therefore I would assume that Agent Ransack is may be what you are searching for...

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#10 MedEvil

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 01:13 PM

That is funny, I posted today the plugin of Agent Ransack for VistaPE before I noticed your post.
Agent Ransack is a file search tool which is from my observations capable of searching for UTF-16/double byte characters/wide strings in binary files.
I did not even know this before I saw your post and tried it out...

Therefore I would assume that Agent Ransack is may be what you are searching for...

booty#1

Saw your posted script and already put it on my list of things to test.
Thanks for testing it for me.

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 12:42 PM

I would also like to say that WinHex is my favorite HEX editor.
It as a lot of features. It's worth a try

#12 pscEx

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

Try Superior Search

If you want to do just a test, I have installed it. Tell me what to search for and I do the test.

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#13 MedEvil

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 05:38 PM

Try Superior Search

If you want to do just a test, I have installed it. Tell me what to search for and I do the test.

Peter

Thanks.
Try to search for "lanmanserver" this should be found in netlogon.dll, if unocode search in binary files works.

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:19 PM

Thanks.
Try to search for "lanmanserver" this should be found in netlogon.dll, if unocode search in binary files works.

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[my German Ruhrgebiet slang] Tut mir leid, geet nich!
[English] Sorry, my proposed program cannot do the task you need.

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 08:55 AM

Maybe too obvious, but won't good ol' gsar work? :loleverybody:

http://home.online.no/~tjaberg/
http://gnuwin32.sour...ckages/gsar.htm

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 09:11 AM

MedEvil: I have a question, do you want to find if netlogon.dll contains the string "lanmanserver", or a way to replace this string with something else?

#17 MedEvil

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 03:08 PM

I was looking for a way to search for a specific string, independent of it being ascii or unicode, in all files of a XP install.

Agent Ransack does the job. Interestingly the 'pro' version of it, can't anymore. :w00t:

Unfortunately for the task at hand, i've got the tip for AR only after i completed the search already by hand.
:loleverybody: :w00t:

Thanks to everyone for their help, with special mentioning of booty#1. :w00t:

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PS: If anyone should come across a program that allows also to open and edit the files, i would be still most interested!!!




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